Rui Qi

Rui Qi

Counsel, Banking
Rui Qi advises private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers, and commercial and investment banks on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisition, property and corporate financings.


Ms. Qi’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Global Auto Holdings in connection with the financing of its US$654 million recommended cash acquisition of Lookers plc
  • Silver Lake Partners in connection with the financing of its acquisitions of:
    • Silae SAS, a cloud-based payroll and HR software specialist, and the subsequent €725 million dividend recapitalisation and refinancing of the company’s existing indebtedness
    • Groupe Meilleurtaux, a leading French online and mobile financial services provider
  • Iceland Foods in connection with its super senior revolving credit facility
  • UCB in connection with:
    • its €1 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility
    • the financing of its US$1.9 billion acquisition of Nasdaq-listed Zogenix Inc.
    • its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • JAB Holdings in connection with various term loan and revolving credit facilities for JAB and its investment vehicles
  • Speciality Chemicals International in connection with its super senior revolving credit facility
  • the Ferrero family office and related investment vehicles in connection with:
    • the financing of Ferrero’s acquisition of Fox’s Biscuits Limited
    • various term and working capital facilities
  • Central Group and SIGNA Group in connection with the financing of their £4 billion acquisition of the Selfridges chain of department stores
  • JDE Peet’s in connection with its €6.5 billion refinancing of its existing indebtedness
  • MJ Gleeson in connection with its revolving credit facility
  • Sampo in connection with its debt financing to support its joint offeror £1.66 billion takeover bid for Hastings Group Holdings plc
  • the lenders in a US$1.2 billion term loan facility for a Middle East-based producer of aluminium products
  • Castik Capital in connection with the financing of its acquisition of majority stakes in IPAN GmbH and Delegate
  • Key Safety Systems in connection with its US$1.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets and operations of Takata Corporation as part of Takata’s Chapter 11 case



  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2013
  • B.A. (Law), Cambridge University, St. John's College, 2012


  • England & Wales

Rui Qi